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Jul 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the recommended treatment. here's dr. jon lapook. >> think it's ready? >> yup. >> reporter: six years ago, adam schaffer was enjoying thanksgiving with his family until... >> i went to the bathroom and there was a whole bunch of red and it was very scary. >> reporter: he was just 44 years old. the doctors diagnosis floored him. >> he says "you have bladder cancer." and you could feel the room spinning. >> reporter: his first doctor removed the tumor but did not follow up with standard recommended treatment. failure to follow guidelines is dangerously common and one reason bladder cancer survival has not improved in 25 years says u.c.l.a.'s dr. karim chamie. >> if we were to get a report card based on our performance with these guideline measures i would say we bead failing. >> reporter: for the first two years after finding early bladder cancer, doctors are supposed to test the urine for abnormal cells and examine the inside of the bladder every three months. they're also supposed to fill it with an anticancer drug at least six times. but among 4,500 patients only one receive tad recommended ca
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